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. >> reporter: six officials from beijing's environment department met with tokyo officials. >> translator: we set tokyo's standards as our goal in the field of air pollution. we're looking forward to getting many good results. >> reporter: air pollution in china, including the capital city hit unsafe levels earlier this month. beijing has taken measures to cut the pollutant pm 2.5 by more than 25% by 2017. the plan includes the construction of a thermal power plant using natural gas instead of coal. they will also introduce eco friendly commuter buses. a tokyo environmental official explained what they have done to combat air pollution over the last 50 years. pollution caused by factory smoke and car exhaust in tokyo started to be a problem in the 1960s. it followed the country's rapid economic growth. citizen groups filed lawsuits against the government and car manufacturers, saying the pollution damaged their health. the government of tokyo introduced strict regulations for diesel vehicles in 2003. officials banned any buses or trucks that exceeded the standards from being on the streets. t
for the security environment in the asia pacific region owned assets including discussions but the russians did not indicate any change in the japanese that any nation to continue working for peace. he was a ninety second gm this release is visiting japan agreed to help deal with the pumpkin on a sacrificial and nineteen click on it. accompanied by tackling a kit car company presents no means to say he's taking equipment that including miles east to monitor the spread of underground contamination and comscore a movie made inactive or ten credits to the ocean. they put in the sand eel as an angel to honor such as a liking on technologies to contain contaminated quartet and they in mind be of help. the knees and he doesn't need to beef up technical cooperation in high heels most assumed identity. we have many old circles to overcome that she will die each day. such is the decommissioning and removal of use fuel rods we're encouraged to be able to work together to work with you peeps. there is still working on ways to identify example when adelaide and divorce case the team from one to keep track
minister's office. he says this is important at a time when the security environment is getting more severe. abe also says that for the new security body to function effectively, legal and other systems must be in place to protect government information and secrets. the draft bill says the prime minister would chair the new council, and members would include foreign and defense ministers as well as the chief cabinet secretary. the prime minister says the council could discuss counterterrorism, natural disasters and the trans-pacific partnership free trade talks if these matters were thought to have a fundamental impact on national security. >>> the world trade organization has acknowledged claims by japan and other countries that china's exports of rare earth metals are restrictive and violate its rules. the w.t.o. plans to ask the country to change the practice. japan, the united states and the european union filed a complaint in june last year saying china's export control is against w.t.o. rules. china accounts for more than 90% of the global output of rare earth metals used to make high
have benefited from the growth of their economy, but the environment has paid a price. air pollution is the most obvious side effect. now government officials are trying to clear away the smog and haze. those from beijing have come to tokyo to learn more about how the japanese capital did it years ago. nhk world's tomoko kamata reports. >> reporter: six officials from beijing's environment department met with tokyo metropolitan government officials. >> translator: we set tokyo standards as our goal in the field of air pollution. we're looking forward to getting many good results. >> reporter: air pollution in china in the capital city hit unsafe levels earlier this month. beijing has taken measures to cut the pollutant's 2.5 by more than 25% by 2017. the plan includes the construction of a thermal power plant using natural gas instead of coal. they will also introduce eco-friendly commuter busses. a tokyo environmental official explained what they've done to combat air pollution over the last 50 years. pollution caused by factory smoke and car exhaust in tokyo started to be a problem
to be in school. these are children who need to be in a protective environment. and if we don't take steps now to get them back into school, the 2 million children i mentioned that have dropped out inside syria, 500,000 outside syria, then they will not be in a position to help rebuild the country in the future. when they become the adults of the future, it's extremely important that we do everything possible today to focus not only on life-saving needs, which are critical, but also on education and protection so we don't have a lost generation. >> so the most urgent is this preparation for winter. and in the long run, it's worth -- we have to think about this chronic situation as a lost generation? >> that's correct. that's correct. we need to deal with some immediate needs related to winterization, related to immunization. and at the same time, we need to understand that we're facing a crisis that is in its third year that children who have dropped out of school need to get back into education, back into learning so that we can have them be able to contribute to the future of syria and the s
. he said it's necessary because the security environment in asia is getting more severe. lawmakers on a parliamentary committee are taking a closer look at the bill. the prime minister wants to build a body that's similar to the u.s. national security council. he would chair meetings and his foreign and defense ministers would take part, along with the chief cabinet secretary. the national security office would be created within the cabinet secretariat at the same time. the chief cabinet secretary spoke during the meeting. he urged lawmakers to get the bill enacted as soon as possible. >> translator: the security environment surrounding japan is increasingly unstable. regular forums involving the prime minister discussing the security issues are vital. this will allow the prime minister to take strong leadership in the field of national security. >> suga said the head of the national security office would be in charge of the administrative affairs. the national security council would advise the prime minister directly. he added, the posts could be filled by individuals from the pub
a legal structure that will suit the difficult security environment. [ trumpets sounding ] abe spoke to about 4,000 self-defense force personnel at an annual review at a garrison in osaka, north of tokyo. >> translator: you may think it's enough for you to just participate in training. or you may think defense capability itself works as a deterrent, but as s.d.f. members, you have to completely get rid of those old-fashioned ideas. >> he said japan needs to constantly pursue the best possible security policies, and he said the control tower will be the national security council that he plans to set up. abe added that he would like to see a public debate on whether japan can exercise its right to collective self-defense and participate in collective u.n. security operations. >>> japanese and chinese experts are trying to mend bilateral ties. they've called on their governments to set up a crisis management mechanism to prevent accidental clashes over a territorial dispute. they made the appeal at an annual private sector forum on sunday. the event was organized by a japanese think tan
, and then store it. >> officials with the environment ministry say residents on about 100 islands rely on diesel to feed energy to their homes and businesses. they say natural disasters could disrupt fuel industries leading to blackouts. they want to use renewable energy resources to reduce the dependence on diesel. and store electricity to be used in case of disasters. they're discussing the floating wi wind. seeking about $80 million for the project in fiscal 2014, which starts in april. >>> japanese leaders are looking abroad to promote the country's pop culture. they've signed up students from 33 countries to act as volunteer ambassadors. some of them are already at work. they help pitch japanese games, music and film at a trade show here in tokyo. here's nhk world's reporter. >> reporter: at this year's festival, a record of over 26 countries and regions, and 300 organizations. this is different from the year before. the events were divided by content. cartoon producers went to the anime events, pop industry scouts to music events, and so on. overseas buyers can see all these cultural offer
with the environment ministry say residents on about 100 islands rely on diesel to feed energy to their homes and businesses. natural disasters could lead to blackouts. they want to use renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on diesel. they plan to install devices to store electricity to be used in case of disasters. they're testing floating wind turbines off you the goto islands. they plan to carry out similar experiences in other local places. they're seeking $80 million for the project in fiscal 2014 starting in april. >>> japan's financial regulators plan to inspect three major banking groups next week. they include mizuhol bank that loans to organized groups. the agencies have notified the three groups of the upcoming inspections. officials plan to start investigating these institutions beginning next tuesday. the inspections will focus on legal compliance systems of banks including measures to prevent transactions with criminals. officials will czech to see if mizohu is working to align principles submitted monday. >>> a major farmer's organization is throwing combined weight beh
containing tritium can be released without harming the environment. as long as the substance is diluted. water treated by a.l.p.s. will still be stored in tanks for the time being. no one has come up with a permanent solution. radioactive substances removed by a.l.p.s. will also be stored on-site. managers have not decided where they will dispose of those substances either. once a.l.p.s. is in full operation, the next big challenge will be dealing width the tritium it cannot remove. and managers will need to choose the final disposal sites for the treated water. >>> people from japan, china, and south korea have seen some troubled times lately in relations among their countries. they've heard their leaders argue over territory and history. deputy foreign ministers from the three nations are trying to find some areas where they can work together. shinsuke sugiyama of japan, and lee kyung-soo of south korea are scheduled to meet on thursday in seoul. they're expected to discuss north korea's nuclear program. and they want to talk about rescheduling a summit. the leaders of the three count
harming the environment. as long as the substance is diluted. water treated by a.l.p.s. will still be stored in tanks for the time being. no one has come up withtion. radioactive substances removed by a.l.p.s. will also be stored on site. managers have not decided where they would dispose of those substances, either. once a.l.p.s. is in full operation, the next big challenge will be dealing with the tritium it can nnot remove d managers will need to choose the final disposal sites for the treated water. >>> thousands of residents are still waiting to go home. vast tracts of land are still awaiting to be restored. and more than half of fishing ports on the pacific coast must be rebuilt. people in northeastern japan still face challenges following the 2011 disaster, but step by step, they're moving forward. see their stories every wednesday on "the road ahead" right here on "newsline." >>> all right. time now for the weather. let's check the latest on that storm that's affecting people in the philippines. here's mai shoji. >> hello there. we're tracking a storm system. this is the 29
in turkey. now we're very stable and secure environment for the tourists and the businessmen that will like to visit turkey and conduct economic relations with turkey. >>> chinese university graduates are learning another lesson after they leave school. they're discovering that finding employment may be more difficult than they thought. 7 million students graduated in july and many still don't have a job. more from nhk world. >> reporter: city authorities in shanghai held a job fair in june. it was targeted at university students who graduated this summer. they are trying to land jobs amid their worst hiring slump ever. evenn shanghai, china's economic center, more than one out of every ten students has not found a job before graduation. >> translator: there are so many students in china. it's tough to find a job. >> reporter: one reason, the number of university students. due to a government decision in the late 1990s, the number of university, as well as number of students, have been increasing. as a result, the amount of students rose more than eightfold. last year, 24 million chinese we
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